Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
The Census Bureau recently released its 2012 Census of Governments. Apparently there are 89,004 local governments in the United States. As he’s done before, the inestimable Chris Briem put together a word cloud of what those look like, sized by number of employees. Here’s the preview, but you can click through for a large PDF (51 MB) with the full zoom capabilities that just might test your system processing power.
Here’s a Census Bureau thematic map of the number of number of governments by state and county:
As always, Illinois takes the #1 position for the most total governments. Whet Moser has the gory details over at Chicago Magazine in The Land of 7,000 Governments.
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